June Is Death Metal Month
18th April 2017, 10:33
Posted by Tristan

It seems that the Death Metal gods have smiled upon the month of June to be the month where the deluge of Metal is to be set upon us. 

What Makes Creeper So Catchy?!
14th April 2017, 10:20
Posted by Tristan

Potentially one of the most talked about bands of late, Creeper are THE hot topic at the moment. Having somewhat buried my head in the sand regarding the band, I was somewhat late in catching the Creeper fever. Which made me wonder, what is it that is making this British group so catchy!

Gojira : After The Magma Cools
12th April 2017, 10:19
Posted by Tristan

Hailing from across the borders into Europe, Gojira are easily one of the biggest exports to come out of France since their cheese. All stereotypes aside, the band have slowly been churning away their Metallic maelstrom. Hard to believe that fourteen years ago their now eponymous The Link was released. Slowly gaining momentum the band would be leading to their most important release of their career, Magma. Unveiled last year the second the mystical single “Stranded” hit the airwaves, immediately the music world was speculating Gojira’s momentous return. Now almost one year on the band have not only grown but understood how to use their magnified power to devastating effect. In celebration and after a long stint of supporting slots the band at long last made their return last month with a headline performance in London.  

Dying Fetus Are The Wrong Ones To Fuck With
11th April 2017, 09:23
Posted by Tristan

At last the time has come Dying Fetus will return on June 23rd. 

Nineties Death Metal : Death – Spiritual Healing
5th April 2017, 11:46
Posted by Tristan

The undisputed (for some) fathers of Death Metal, Chuck Schuldiner, the man responsible for creating the movement saw his third incarnation of Death come together for Spiritual Healing. The beginning of Death’s evolution from the macabre to the more philosophical, Spiritual Healing is essential in the development of the band’s later career and not to mention one of the most important Death Metal records too! 

Download Adds More Bands To It’s Boasting Roster
4th April 2017, 12:58
Posted by Tristan

The same day as the brilliant announcement that Sikth would be releasing their brand new album, so did the folks over at Download Festival announce a shed load more bands! 

A Trip To Crypt Of The Wizard
3rd April 2017, 12:12
Posted by Tristan

No doubt one of the most talked about events of March, the grand opening of Crypt of The Wizard has been at the tip of everyone’s tongues over the last couple of weeks so I decided to check it out! 

Who Better Than Ghost To Headline Bloodstock?
3rd April 2017, 10:05
Posted by Tristan

Like two pals who share similar yet entirely different tastes in music our Wayne and Garth of the festival world, Bloodstock and Download cater to different breeds of Metal fan. For the more mainstream approach look to the hallowed fields of Donington. However for the  extreme, precise nature of Bloodstock is comparable to the more well rounded nature of Download. Perhaps not booking the likes of Aerosmith et al, instead Bloodstock is the perfect platform to truly elevate its bands to an untouchable level. 

What Does The Future Hold For Sikth?
31st March 2017, 12:45
Posted by Tristan

Today, Watford’s finest break the silence surrounding their hotly anticipated return with a brand new album in June. 

Five Years Later Dying Fetus Will Return
31st March 2017, 11:32
Posted by Tristan

The underground’s calling card, Relapse Records are THE extreme metal label. Almost anything that has that partnered “R” on it, you can guarantee, at some point or another it will rip your face off. One of the label’s biggest assets are the absolutely ferociously decimating, Dying Fetus. 
Last releasing their record Reign Supreme back in 2012 the band recorded one of the album’s of the year and potentially of their career. Mixing their signature brutality with a semi melodic touch is what makes Dying Fetus just such a good band. The ability to be absolutely skull crushingly heavy whilst remaining nimble in a musical sense it’s a perfect marriage. Though we haven’t heard much other than a small snippet it’s enough  to get us very excited. 

Nineties Death Metal | Atheist – Unquestionable Presence
29th March 2017, 10:00
Posted by Tristan

Ah 1991, twenty six years ago now. A year which held an incredible amount of firsts for so many bands. None more so than that of the Death Metal arena however. Moving into more experimental phases, Death released their archetypal Human record, Meshuggah unveiled Contradictions Collapse, Entombed released Clandestine and Atheist released their second album Unquestionable Presence.

Seether Want To Poison The Parish
28th March 2017, 10:00
Posted by Tristan

Long time Nu-Metal group Seether have announced not only a brand new album but European tour that will be rolling through later this year. 

Anathema Return With Optimism
24th March 2017, 16:55
Posted by Tristan

Legends in the melancholy arena, Anathema have announced a brand new album that is perhaps based on something you might be familiar with! 

Ten Things Non-Metalhead’s Always Say
23rd March 2017, 11:17
Posted by Tristan

I’m sure you’ve hear some of them before!

TheMetalTris And A Quick Chat With Kreator
20th March 2017, 12:32
Posted by Tristan

For those who might not know, I have launched my own YouTube page discussing all sorts of things in the Metal world over on TheMetalTris. Debuting five brand new videos one of which we caught from having a chat with Kreator’s very own Sami Yli-Sirniö!

Promo Triv
Trivium : Chronicling Their Crusade
6th March 2017, 15:07
Posted by Tristan

As Bob Dylan has quoted and we heard in the absolutely brilliant “Watchmen” “The times they are a’ changin'”. Remembering ten years ago when I was a fledgling Metal head, a small band from Florida would release in hindsight, one of my favourite teenage records. The Metalcore compendium that was Ascendancy saw all manner of doors open for me into the Metal world. In the same year of discovering Opeth, Trivium had a soft spot in my heart.

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